Meghan Markle's Little Black Book of Canadian Fashion Labels

Three cheers for Canada! Thanks to Meghan Markle now being the centre of global fashion attention, the visibility of Canadian style is on the up. Those in the know are fully aware of the fact that this country has long been abuzz with creatives, but many of its hippest exports are still relatively under the radar and often not available in Europe. That could all be about to change.

Meghan has already been putting some key brands in the spotlight through a handful of high-profile occasions so far. For example, her jewellery go-to is Birks: a storied fine-jewellery brand from Montréal that has actually recently launched in the UK—serendipitous, no? Then there's her classic tailored oatmeal coat everyone's been wanting to wear this January—it's from a Toronto-based designer line called Smythe, created by Andrea Lenczner and Christie Smythe, which specialises in jackets and coats.


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We don't doubt that the actress (and soon-to-be royal family member) will be sure to highlight more homegrown talent over the years, and particularly in the months leading up to her marriage to Prince Harry. Fortunately, Who What Wear UK's social media editor, Isabel Mundigo-Moore, is from Canada—so she's provided us with some inside intel on the labels she loves from her homeland. Keep reading to see the Canadian brands we predict are in the little black book of Meghan Markle (and her stylist Jessica Mulroney).




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Hannah Almassi
Editor in Chief

Hannah Almassi is the Editor in Chief of Who What Wear UK. Hannah has been part of the the Who What Wear brand since 2015, when she was headhunted to launch the UK sister site and social channels, implement a localised content strategy and build out the editorial team. She joined following a seven-year tenure at Grazia magazine, where she led front-of-book news, fashion features and shopping specials as fashion news and features editor. With experience in both print and digital across fashion and beauty, Hannah has over 16 years in the field as a journalist, editor, content strategist and brand consultant. Hannah has interviewed industry heavyweights such as designers including Marc Jacobs and Jonathan Anderson through to arbiters of taste including Katie Grand and Anna Dello Russo. A skilled moderator and lecturer specialising in the shift to digital media and e-commerce, Hannah’s opinion and work has been sought by the likes of CNBC, BBC, The Sunday Times Style, The Times, The Telegraph and, among many others. Hannah is often called upon for her take on trends, becoming known as a person with their finger of the pulse of what’s happening in the fashion space for stylish Brits. Hannah currently resides in Eastbourne with her photographer husband, incredibly busy son and highly Instagrammable cat.